Hi, I'm trying to gauge the value of this document. I may purchase it, but the owner and I have no knowledge of its value.It's a document called "ship's papers". It's dated 1826 and signed by John…Continue
"I think he's done negotiating. says he'll keep it for retirement. I leave for the retirement party tomorrow morning, so I told him I'd pay cash today. It's a shame - not sure if he'll ever get someone to…"
"It would have been a wonderful gift, and the seller is missing out on the opportunity to get much more than market value for it. If he contacts Gallery of History, they'll tell him they don't buy and send him to us. Perhaps tell him to…"
"yeah, but the one he had was the ship's papers from the boat my father commanded. almost 2 hundred years later I saw the ship's papers on a wall in a restaurant. same ship, just now a new boat. the name just changes to a new…"
Sanders Autograph Price Guide lists John Quincy Adams land grants at $400-$600. Add a couple hundred for Clay and you have a good idea of the territory it's in.
History for Sale (Gallery of History) usually charges big money—perhaps…"
"posted comment on the History wall - thanks
John, the owner sent me this link where there are other JQA-signed documents being sold for $7K or so. Some up to $20K. Those are personal letters or land grants. How does this document…"